Accession Number:

AD0271987

Title:

AN IMPROVED TEST FOR ANTIBODY-ERYTHROCYTE INTERACTION

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Corporate Author:

YALE UNIV NEW HAVEN CONN

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Report Date:

1962-01-31

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

Ide tifiers Antibody-Erythrocyte Interaction. The Emerso cup test for ABO grouping, Rh typing and pre-transfusion crossmatching was evaluated. Anticoagulated blood reacted with grouping serums or, in crossmatching, with patients serum in a 3-oz paper drinking cup After a two-minute incubation the cup was turned on its side and the blood and serum allowed to run down the cup bottom. Visible macroscopic clumps indicated a positive reaction. The cup test detects almostALL SENSITIZED CELLS WHICH CAN BE DETECTED BY THE DIRECT Coombs method. The cup test is simple and rapid and does not require test tubes, Coombs serum or expensive equipment. Therefore, it is a valuable technique for mass screening programs or for use in the field. Author

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE